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Major Exploration

It is important to remember that choosing a major is a process and not a single event. You have most likely been involved in this process since elementary school or even before. Through the years you have become increasingly aware of things that you are "good at", activities that seem to hold your interest more than others, as well as ideas or characteristics that you value. You may have recently tried to "match" your skills, interests, personality, and values with a university major or even a specific career path. If you have been doing any of the things mentioned here you have probably caught a glimpse of just how seemingly difficult, confusing, and perhaps overwhelming the major/career decision making process is.

The process of choosing a major can be enhanced by increasing both self-awareness (interests, values, skills), awareness of BYU majors (what types of classes will I take, what can I do with this major after college), and occupational awareness (what does an accountant do, how much do they make, do I need a graduate degree). The advisors at the University Advisement Center are here to assist students negotiate this complex process and make a well informed decision. Please feel free to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our academic and career advisors. Early contact with an advisor can increase the likelihood of a timely graduation.